Source: The Scotsman, 18th December 1911
HOW THE GOALS WERE GOT.Soye initiated the work which led to the opening goal. Main accepted the cross, and bound against Lindsay. The ball glanced to the Aberdeen left, and, after Wood had made an unsuccessful dried, Lennie stepped in and drove it home. It was a clever count, and the crowd cheered it to the echo. After this Dundee came away in strong fashion, equalised, though somewhat unexpectedly, Comrie possibly to his own surprise, finding the target with a longish drive. Greig had saved a hard one from Hamilton, and the centre, snapping the return, passed the leather out to his left half, with the result that quite justified his tactics. The feature of the remainder of the period was undoubtedly the bottling up of the Aberdeen left by Lawson, Neal, and Aitken. Do what Wood might, he could not find Lennie or even Main, every pass of his meant for the touchline or towards goal seeming to go to the foot of a Dundonian. Once the left winger did get a yard or two of rope, and then, with Lyall beaten to the world, Lindsay kicked out from underneath the bar. With a goal apiece to their credit, the teams restarted as briskly as they had left off, with Dundee showing a lot of deft footwork - still between the right wing and the centre. Bellamy was undoubtedly the most dangerous of the quintette, and let it at once be said and he had no superior in either forward line. His two Elgin, rates backed him up well at this stage, and it was not this trio was blame that Dundee did not take the lead. As a matter of fact, Aberdeen had this honour, a shot from the left landing in goal, and McIntosh shooting through in a scrimmage after Lyall had only partially cleared. A minute or two later Lennie gave his forwards another great opportunity, the ball running across goal, and Main missing it when he seemingly had simply to touch it through. Aberdeen had only one other chance like that, and it was given by Soye, who, like Bellamy on the other side, was always worth watching. The home right winger was in fine form, and his touchline sprints and dangerous, well-timed crosses were the feature of the attack.
A BREEZY CLOSEAitken looked well after Main, and repeatedly let his forwards off. They were not showing so good combination as in the earlier stages, but Bellamy and Fraser had several likely rushes, and, with Hamilton never far away when the ball was in Aberdeen territory, Greig a and his backs had to look alive. They stood up stout play to the persistent trading, were now and again it was a case of almost getting the leather away anyhow. Bellamy had a brilliant shot from the penalty line, and Greig just as brilliantly saved, diving at full length to put the ball round the post. As a piece of workmanship it was second only to are rarely-taken goal by Main, who accepted a fastball from the right, and, without stopping it, who did straight and low into the net, only to have it chalked off for an infringement of the offside rule by another forward. In the closing 3 minutes Dundee had a corner and Hamilton of the chances already alluded to. up The best men for Aberdeen were Greig, Colman, Hume, Wyllie, Soye, and Lennie. The custodian was decidedly smart between the sticks. His backs, if somewhat loose to begin with, settled down into a stout defence of combination with the assistance of Wyllie, who was easily the star of the mid division. Forward, Soye was the pick of the basket, and a thorn in the side of the opposition. Both he and Lennie gave at least one opportunity of the "dead cert" variety to the insiders to no purpose. The line, however, as a whole always looked a more effective lot near goal than the other attack, in which Bellamy and Hamilton were the best. Dundee's left wing did not shine. Aitken was in a class by himself at centre-half, and Lawson and Lindsay were quite as staunch as Hume and Colman; while in goal while played well - albeit he once showed an inclination to rove from his charge with almost fatal result.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 18th December 1911